Friday, 16 September 2016

Pubs and the Publican part 1

“Give my people plenty of beer, good beer, and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution among them.” – Queen Victoria

What better place for Queen Victoria’s people to imbibe their brew than in that most quintessentially English institution – the pub. The friendly publican, the cozy nooks, the comforting food and the regular crowd is what comes to my mind when I picture a pub. What’s missing – oh, yes your favourite tipple. 

While most of us can relate to being a pub customer, fewer know what it is like to be a pub server and fewer still know what it is like to be a publican. Being on the serving side of the bar has changed over the years and my family’s story has witnessed a lot of those changes.  

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